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Muse to Fly Drones During Upcoming Concerts

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Muse have big plans for their upcoming tour … plans that include flying drones over their audiences!

Once thought to be something the government just used, drones are increasingly used to film music videos, movies and even some very interesting YouTube videos. So why not use them in a concert, especially when your new album is called Drones?

“We always like to use the modern technology in our shows, the latest video screens or light shows, lasers, whatever is out there,” Muse frontman Matt Bellamy recently explained to the folks over at Alt 98.7 in Los Angeles. “Drones are obviously an interesting thing to try to bring into the live show so we’re going to try and do that. There’s going to be some difficulty with red tape of health and safety about flying things over, but the general thing idea is that as the tour starts that we’ll be using flying objects.

Bellamy also revealed that the concept of the whole album loosely refers to a person who joins the army. “But it’s not a strict concept in the way that Pink Floyd did it,” he said. “The songs work in their own right independently, but they gel together based on the concept of drones. The vague narrative follows a kind of protagonist who goes through this journey of losing everything and sort of feeling like being brainwashed, being drawn into the military and becoming a person who feels like they’ve lost their soul, then eventually coming back and rediscovering it and fighting back against the systems that oppressed them – that journey takes place across the first eight songs of the album and then the ending of the album is a separate epilogue of sorts.”

Here the full interview below:

Drones hits the streets on June 9 via Warner Bros.

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